Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
I have a special treat for you today! This is one of the cards I made using the Paper Temptress's Christmas paper package which is on SALE!! You can really get a lot of cards out of the package and I LOVE the gorgeous papers that come in it.! I tried a new technique for this card which is called Die Cut Inlay. The paper I used are: Black Onyz Mica/Metallic, Russo Incandescent and Candido Incandescent for the snowflakes.
I found a video by Jennifer McGuire here: Die Inlay It's a fun technique and I think I did pretty well considering this was my first try at it. I had to work with a LOT of small pieces because I chose snowflakes... which have a lot of small pieces. hehe!
First, you need to choose your background paper and the inlay paper. You need to decide where you want the inlay pieces (snowflakes) to be on the background paper. I placed the snowflake dies on top of the black Onyz background, taped them into place and ran it through my die cutting machine. (pictured below - you can see the black snowflakes top left of the image and the black background cut out just below.) You then need to cut the same pieces (in my case - the snowflakes) out of the contrasting (inlay) paper also shown below:
Be sure to save all the little pieces - you'll need them! Next you will adhere your background paper to the card and then start filling in the white spaces. It's just like a puzzle. You need to be sure to fit the snowflakes and the tiny pieces in where they fit. You'll need to dot liquid glue to the backs of the pieces. My favorite glue is Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue found in most craft stores. The smaller bottle has a fine tip so you can easily manage how much glue comes out. Try not to get glue on the background paper or on the top of the snowflakes. I use tweezers to pick up the pieces and place them onto the card.
You can see that parts of a couple of snowflakes hang over the edge. Carefully cut off the excess for a professional look. You can see in the photo below how the card is one layer. I added 1/2 pearls to the snowflakes to give them an elegant look.
I added a sentiment for the finishing touch. I just LOVE how the Black Onyz shines in the light.
Thank you for stopping by! This was a fun card to make even if it was a little more time-consuming than most cards. Once I started putting the "puzzle" together, it was fun and went quickly! If you try this technique of Die Cut Inlay, please let me know! I'd love to see it! Please leave a message for me below!
The good stuff:
Sentiment: stamp - Stampin Up - Angelic Joy. (Unfortunately this stamp has been discontinued and is no longer available)
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and don't forget to let me know if you make a project using the Die Cut Inlay technique!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I haven't been posting very often because I've been creating Christmas cards like mad! Below is an idea of what I've been doing. All of these card fronts are made using paper from the Paper Temptress. I only used 1/2 of the Christmas paper package! These papers are luscious and so fun to work with. And you're in luck! This paper package is ON SALE right now!!! So hop on over to the store by clicking here.
Stay tuned because I plan to highlight these cards one at a time and will include a few tutorials.
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment! Comments make my day!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! *singing* At least it does in my craft room! I have been busy making Christmas cards from the wonderfully beautiful paper from the Paper Temptress! All of the paper I used is from the Christmas Paper Pack.
I used Red Ruche for the outside of the house. I made the card out of the white paper found in the Christmas Paper Pack. I made the window out of the Autumn Hay. The greenery is the gorgeous Emerald Metallic cardstock.
As you open the card you will see that the window was cut open so that you can see the main image on the inside of the card. The image is from Stampin' Up called Welcome Christmas. Unfortunately this set has been discontinued but you can still purchase the digital version here: Welcome Christmas Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download . The die I used is Taylored Expressions Picture Window.
Here's the image on the inside of the card. I sponged some yellow around the image to make it more warm and welcoming.
Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back another time with more Christmas cards I made using 1/2 of paper from the Christmas Paper Pack. I've made 8 cards and am still working on more so stay tuned!
Have a great weekend and don't forget to leave a comment! We all love comments!